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With the help of local workers the old school of Oymaagac was completely renovated and the archäological team could move in in summer 2007.

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A: Nerik 10-7

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, less than 10 meters away

After renovating the old school of Oymaagac with the help of local workers, the archaeologist could m...

Nerik 10-7

B: Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, less than 10 meters away

For the excavation campaign 2013 the excavation house was enlarged. Here is the Hittite religious cen...

Archaeologic Excavation of Nerik, Turkey

C: Archaeologists Workingroom

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 10 meters away

Archaeologists Workingroom

D: Tobacco Farmer with his Son, Oymaagac, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 230 meters away

After harvesting the green tobacco leafs are put on a rope to dry in a flat wooden frame. After a whi...

Tobacco Farmer with his Son, Oymaagac, Turkey

E: Abandoned House

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 400 meters away

Old abandoned house from the late Osmanic times in the center of Oymaagac. Now it's used by children ...

Abandoned House

F: Abandoned House

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 400 meters away

Old abandoned house from the late Osmanic times in the center of Oymaagac. Now it's used by children ...

Abandoned House

G: Abandoned House

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 400 meters away

Old abandoned house from the late Osmanic times in the center of Oymaagac. Now it's used by children ...

Abandoned House

H: Nerik 11-01

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 900 meters away

Now in the fifth year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, we hope for the final proof that...

Nerik 11-01

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by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 990 meters away

Now in the 3rd year of the archaeological excavations in Oymaagac, there were some cuneiform inscript...

J: Archaeological excavation of Nerik 11-11, Turkey

by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com, 990 meters away

For aerial photography there was a multicopter in use with a camera underneath. The only problem was ...

Archaeological excavation of Nerik 11-11, Turkey

This panorama was taken in Turkey, Middle East

This is an overview of Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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